Category: Bluegrass recording news

Rounder reissues classic Mark O’Connor albums

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

In tandem with the release of Coming Home, their recent album for O’Connor Band, Rounder Records has reached back into the vault and issued digital re-releases of three Mark O’Connor albums from the 1970s. These were recorded and released as LPs while Mark was a pre-teen […]


Adam Steffey talks Here To Stay

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here To Stay, Adam Steffey’s new album from Mountain Home Music, is one his fans have been hoping for this past ten years or so. We had a chance to discuss the new record with him last week while he was traveling to a show. Steffey […]


Larry Sparks’ Vintage

| September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Enquiries about a Larry Sparks album from any era is certain to be met with a response indicating that it is certainly of very good vintage. Now Sparks has released on his own Sparks label an album entitled Vintage, a 10 song collection from a […]


Claire Lynch talks North By South

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

OK… first thing. Claire Lynch is not retiring! Let me repeat that. She is not retiring. When we had a chance to chat with her last week about her new album, North By South, I asked if she was planning on slowing down after this […]


Kentucky Blue from Billy Droze

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Rural Rhythm Records has released a second single from their upcoming project with Billy Droze. Still a young man at 29, Droze has already written hit songs for The Grascals (I Know Better and Her Memory Again) plus popular album cuts for Flatt Lonesome, Junior […]


John McEuen – Made In Brooklyn

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

At 70 years of age, most of us are thinking about slowing down and enjoying a well-deserved rest. But not John McEuen. The banjo maven has 50 years of professional music behind him and says that he is as excited about his new project, Made In Brooklyn, […]


A Better Game from Jeff Brown

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Better Game, the first single from the upcoming Union House Records project from Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome, A Distant Horizon, is released today to radio. It’s a bluesy number from Scott Patrick and Jeff McClellan, in keeping with Brown’s lonesome singing style, and was […]


Bankesters back with a new album for Compass

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sometimes it feels like we’ve watched the Bankester family grow up on stage. When we first caught wind of their bluegrass show, there were four young girls on stage with their proud parents. Now it’s down to three, and they’ve all grown into lovely young […]


Do Re Mi from In Tune

| August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

In Tune is a new, young bluegrass band consisting of three teen siblings from Kalona, IA and a mandolinist from Miami, FL. They all met while participating at the National Bible Bee, and their shared loved of bluegrass music sparked a fast friendship, and now a new […]


Rounder digital reissues hit this week

| August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Rounder Records has scheduled digital reissues for 22 important bluegrass and new acoustic albums later this week. These memorable titles, mostly from the ’80s and ’90s, include iconic projects from Mark O’Connor, Johnson Mountain Boys, The Rice Brothers, Rob Ickes, Lynn Morris, and The Lilly Brothers […]